I was planning on releasing this plugin tomorrow, but I decided against it – couldn’t make you wait, couldn’t wait myself. I’m talking about “StumbleUpon Favorites”, a plugin that basically allows you to list your most recently liked StumbleUpon pages on your WordPress blog as a widget.
Wait, you could do that with a normal RSS widget right? True, but this thing comes with a bunch of bells and whistles, plus the promise of more to come (either from me, or from some clever third party out there – probably me, but feel free to modify this!). You can see the widget in action to the right, although yours may look different depending on the settings you choose.
- Easy integration – just type in your StumbleUpon username!
- Option to display/hide the StumbleUpon logo
- Option to display/hide the number of votes for a bookmark
- Automatic conversion of long links into links shortened by ellipsis (…)
- The items display quotes and ampersands properly despite StumbleUpon’s double-encoded HTML entity system (The RSS widget will not do this)
- All links are nofollow by default
- All links open in a new tab/window, depending on whether the browser supports tabs
- Download the plugin archive using the link below
- Extract archive contents to folder (stumble_faves recommended)
- Upload folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Place the newly available widget in your sidebar and configure it
That’s it, five simple steps and you’re done. Now, without further ado, I present the StumbleUpon Favorites plugin as a free download!
To Do List:
- Integrate favorite website screenshots
- Improve plugin based on feedback
I will be happy to offer support and troubleshooting through the comments of this post, as long as you leave enough details about your troubles and maybe a link to the problem site.